American Idol alum Fantasia
Barrino has issued a statement saying people took her comments on gay
marriage out of context.
Barrino, the winner of Fox's third
season of American Idol, messaged on Instagram: “I Rise
ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD, KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT, THE
church House … Everybody Trying!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that
the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some
places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! Im not doing Nothing
for you... My Life!!!!”
a statement released by her publicist on Monday, Barrino insisted
that she is not anti-gay.
“Comments made by Ms. Barrino through
her Instragram account were recently taken far out of context, and
the purpose of this release is to set the record straight. Ms.
Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT
community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that
are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live
performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every
opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.”